National Research Act

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National Research Act
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles National Research Service Award Act of 1974
Long title An Act to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program of National Research Service Awards to assure the continued excellence of biomedical and behavioral research and to provide for the protection of human subjects involved in biomedical and behavioral research and for other purposes.
Nicknames National Biomedical Research Fellowship, Traineeship, and Training Act
Enacted by the 93rd United States Congress
Effective July 12, 1974
Citations
Public Law 93-348
Statutes at Large 88 Stat. 342
Codification
Titles amended 42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare
U.S.C. sections amended
Legislative history

The National Research Act was enacted by the 93rd United States Congress. It created the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research to develop guidelines for human subject research and to oversee and regulate the use of human experimentation in medicine. It was partly a response to the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study.

The act was signed into law on July 12, 1974.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (April 18, 1979). ""The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research"". Regulations and Ethical Guidelines. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Retrieved 2014-03-28.